“To avoid possible lifelong complications, the safest approach is just to avoid alcohol when pregnant.” Dr Raja Mukherjee, National FASD Clinic FASD article on pages 44-45.
Poll: 2000 young adults show the urgent need for greater awareness of the risks of alcohol in pregnancy
In June 2020 the National Organisation for FASD teamed up with OnePoll and 72Point to highlight the gap in understanding that young people have about the risks of alcohol in pregnancy and FASD. OnePoll polled 2000 18-25 year olds across the UK. The results showed that: 26% could not identify the current Chief Medical Officers’ […]
“Only one in five (22%) could identify that the acronym FASD stands for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – the lifelong, brain-based condition that can result from exposure to alcohol in the womb”
@72Point – We’re really proud of this important campaign today, raising awareness of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders with @NOFASUK
@72Point distributed the news of the poll to national and regional papers and newswires. This literally had a reach of millions, emphasising we all need to do more to #PreventFASD.
Daily Mail – Over a quarter of 18 to 25-year-olds are unaware that women should avoid alcohol in pregnancy, study shows
“It’s absolutely crucial that young people learning about relationships and intimacy are made aware of the risks of alcohol consumption. At a time when they are becoming aware of and interested in sexual intimacy, a clear message about healthy pregnancies and the serious harm caused by alcohol to a developing fetus is imperative and should […]
“Information is power….We hope schools and community groups will get behind this initiative.” Sandra Butcher, Chief Executive, National Organisation for FASD
“If one-quarter of those in childbearing years hasn’t got the message yet, that could lead to a massive risk of FASD.” Jo Buckard, health and social care lecturer
The Sun – Quarter of young adults unaware that women shouldn’t drink alcohol during pregnancy, study reveals
“Adults have missed the mark on this for so long, we believe once they have the facts the next generation will be the one to stop this preventable, hidden epidemic.” Sandra Butcher, Chief Executive, National Organisation for FASD